Manj Kalar is a consummate professional and can take a brief and run with it, as well as add value. Her extensive expertise, understanding, knowledge and experience has given her an excellent foundation that truly showcases her skills in all aspects of global public financial management (PFM). In speaking to a senior delegation of auditors and accountants from Vietnam recently for CIPFA she understood their needs and challenges and developed a highlight relevant, engaging and interactive session that they valued and appreciated.
Manj keeps ahead with her PFM skills with highly relevant examples and scenarios that bring to life the sometimes dull aspects of accounting and auditing, and her experience in central government is great in bringing complex issues to life. She keeps up to date with the latest challenges and developments in local and central governments around the world which she draws upon to make sessions and content relevant depending on the audience she addresses.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Manj Kalar as a global PFM expert in training and an all-round professional and look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Having just attended the 2 day Cipfa International Conference in Abu Dhabi I was able to witness Manj in action first hand. To be able to co-ordinate and deliver a very successful and well received conference half way around the work, with high calibre speakers from its every corner, testifies to her organisational abilities, networks, resourcefulness and resilience.
The fact so many high profile speakers attended, most having to travel long distances, shows the high regard in which she is held in this sector globally. Manj effectively chaired the whole 2 day programme in a professional and engaging manner and was able to link together the wide-scoping agenda. I look forward to Manj’s next projects and would highly recommend the professional services provided by her company, Kalar consulting’
I was very impressed by the job Manj performed in the run up to CIPFA’s International Conference in Abu Dhabi in September 2018, and over the course of the event. Manj combines an understanding of the global challenges in PFM and in sustainable development with tremendous organizational ability, and attention to detail. This helped ensure that the conference was stimulating for participants and a smooth and interesting experience for speakers.
CIPFA Council Member
Sue Winspear, CPFA
Manj Kalar is an exceptional talent having both extensive public sector experience and insights and a tremendous technical knowledge of IFRS and IPSAS accounting standards and their application. If that wasn’t enough, the thing that most sets Manj apart from others is her ability to present and explain deeply technical matters in an engaging and digestible way using great practical examples and warmth and humour in her interactions.
She has terrific interpersonal skills and has been of great assistance in selling the benefits of change. The Cayman Islands was one of the first countries in the world to move to full accruals based IPSAS accounting for its public sector and Manj has assisted the Cayman Islands government on many occasions, firstly with their implementation journey and more recently with technical updates, consultancy services and other advice. I fully recommend Kalar Consulting to you
Manj Kalar is one of the professional researchers that we have worked with. Tasked with writing twelve articles on behalf of SAI UAE Manj has shown repeatedly and in each work she has submitted, attention to detail, careful examination of the topic, effectiveness and efficiency in delivering the material. It has been a pleasant experience to have had the chance to work with Manj Kalar as she shows devotion and true interest in the field we request her to investigate.
That been said, Manj has always been able to meet deadlines we have set. Lastly, Manj has not only worked within her scope, but most often and for the greater good has suggested and made comments that enhanced the work we as SAI are publishing by sharing her helpful comments on how to construct the article based on her vast experience in writing audit related literature.